Newspaper staff members ranked the confiscation of Imperial police laptops and the ensuing struggles between the city and county as its top 2017 news story. (Johnson Publications photo illustration)

Controversial issues mark newspaper’s top two 2017 stories; water voted No. 3

After four consecutive years with water and NRD issues as its top story of the year, The Imperial Republican staff selected a different subject as its No. 1 story for 2017.

A few weeks ago, Bonnie Moritz was enjoying putting out some of the holiday decor with student volunteers, Yesi and Jesusita Ruiz, at St. Isidore’s Gift & Thrift. (Johnson Publications photo)

St. Isidore’s hopes to help even more people as 10th year nears

    As St. Isidore’s Gift & Thrift in Imperial enters a new year and approaches its first decade of operation, prospects look bright for its work in serving people and families in need.

Nebraska State Patrolman Dan Thompson was recognized during a ceremony and reception held Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church. He was presented with memorabilia from his career in a presentation from Troop D Commander Captain Martin Denton of North Platte, left, and Colonel John A. Bolduc. Thompson was joined by his wife, Connie, daughter Shelby Day of Grant and son Garret of Omaha. (Johnson Publications photo)

Trooper Thompson honored for 30 years of service

    For 30 years, State Trooper Dan Thompson of Imperial patrolled Nebraska’s highways. For 30 years, he put the safety of others above that of his own.
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